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At the macro level, lack of concern with the impacts of development strategies on the sustainability of the natural environment can have even more drastic effects. The following examples are cited in "The State of India's Environment" (Centre for Science and Environment, 1984-85): Due to lack of concern with pollution control, all but two of India's high-altitude lakes are dying. Uncontrolled deforestation has resulted in a lack of fodder for cattle. Concern with reducing the repayment period on social forestry projects has encouraged the planting of eucalyptus trees which grow quickly, but which cannot be used for fodder.
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However, the same project may not have produced the intended health improvements. The overall assessment of the sustainability of this project would be determined by the relative weights attached to crop production and health. The assessment of long-term sustainability requires an evaluation of the institutional capacity to sustain the delivery of services. This may require the evaluation of the quality and stability of staff, adequacy and stability of financial resources for recurrent expenditures, coordination with other government agencies, and linkages to local community organizations and beneficiaries.